Cancer-causing chemical in drinking water traced to fire-fighting foam
Fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation’s military bases, airports and industrial sites, according to a new study by UC Berkeley and Harvard University researchers.
Berkeley-China CDC Team Up
After three years of planning and collaboration, the Berkeley Water Center and the National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, have launched the “Berkeley/China-CDC Program for Water & Health” – a partnership to collaborate on applied research projects and initiatives related to water, health, and the environment.
New study looks to minimize risks of waterborne disease
A School of Public Health research team's been awarded a $2 million, 3-year grant by the NSF to develop new approaches for understanding, responding to changes in waterborne infectious disease risks that come with a changing and more variable climate.
Spotlights
David Sedlak
Baylor University Hosts Big 12 Water Conference

Baylor University’s department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a select group of scientists at the second annual Big 12 Water Conference Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, through Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), including BWC Co-Director David Sedlak.

Berkeley Lab
Berkeley Lab researchers receive $20 million

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received $20 million from the Department of Energy last week to lead a three-year research project in the Upper Colorado River Basin, where they will study the processes that influence water availability and water quality as a result of climate change.

Ashok Gadgil
Tang Prize Foundation hosts sustainability talks

The Tang Prize Foundation said it will organize a series of talks in September to highlight the topic of sustainable development, and the life and work of Arthur H. Rosenfeld, who won the Tang Prize in sustainable development this year. Ashok Gadgil, a scientist and professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, will give two lectures on the topic Sept. 24 and 28.